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by 323 · about 6 hours ago

I am trying to get my head around the more intricate elements of the body's metabolism and I have a question. From what I understand, elevated blood sugar triggers an increase in insulin which tells the body to start storing that carbohydrate... (more)

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Lucas_Tafur 0 · December 07, 2011 at 7:20 PM

Insulin inhibits ketogenesis. Ketone bodies stimulate insulin. Oxymoron? No. Negative feedback. Ketones are good, too much ketones is bad. Ketones and FFA regulate their own levels by stimulating the release of inhibitory molecules, such as... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Lately, I've been doing 2 meals a day, both high in fat.  I like to hit the gym or do some form of exercise in the mornings most days fasted, where I usually come home and eat afterwards in that recovery window. I came across a post where... (more)

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raydawg 0 · September 28, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Working out fasted is indeed your best bet.  You could also look at doing some CT as well.  Ideal would be to work out fasted while wearing an ice vest as this forces you to burn a lot of fuel quicker.   You could also skip the... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

i have slowly reduced insulin over the past 2 and half months...my blood sugar numbers are always under 100 ...i have been on 10 units a night for the past week..... do i need to drop to 8, then to 6 then to 4??? or when can i just stop it???? I... (more)

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Yuki 0 · August 24, 2014 at 4:35 PM

Wow, it's tough not having health insurance. I'd recommend dropping it more slowly. Lantus takes about 3 days to even out in your system, so give it at least 3 days every time you drop it. There's no reason to be in a hurry, especially when it's... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

hi! I've been having issues with lchf, I can lose the initial stored carbs attached to water, but after that there seems to be a complete lack of weight loss/stall. ( on lchf for 2 years) Then with the addition of propranolol, a beta blocker, for... (more)

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Stephen_4 0 · July 16, 2014 at 8:23 PM

Hi Alalia, it is possible for atypical things to happen anywhere in the population. It should absolutely be possible for a person to not lose weight while on a Low Carb High Fat diet(LCHF). Assuming a LCHF diet where you are controlling Calories... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Long time stalker, first time posting. I can't find information that pertains to my saliva cortisol test results, and am going a bit crazy over it. I sought out an integrative MD after years of severe fatigue and difficulty losing weight post... (more)

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VB 0 · June 03, 2014 at 7:14 AM

One questions and three comments:1. How did you test your cortisol levels? Did you have to take four separate blood tests during the day?Also, how about your cortisol in urine?2. Since you are fatigued, I would also test your insulin and glucose... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I am about to try an elemental diet to treat severe SIBO, leaky gut and slow-transit constipation. It will consist of: ~125g Hydrolyzed whey protein (a product called Dymatize ISO-100) ~25g Hydrolyzed collagen ~100-150g Dextrose... (more)

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pone 0 · May 04, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Alex0, so the interesting thing is your heart rhythm issues, particularly after going very low carb. The four main electrolytes play the critical role in each heartbeat. Calcium starts the closing process of each heartbeat, and sodium... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

Hi all, I've been paleo off and on for about a year, but strictly gluten free since I began. Within the last few weeks I've really gotten much stricter about macros, whole foods, soaking any nuts/seeds I eat, etc, and I have some questions... (more)

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Beth_15 0 · April 26, 2014 at 8:10 PM

I would say it's the move away from all non-paleo food. If a person comes to paleo from a meat-avoidant lifestyle, she feels better for a while...say, 6 months? At some point, however, the body tells us very clearly what it wants. I think we... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I just googled GI tables and compared a handful only to notice some pretty wild variations in the numbers for a given food. Anyone know a good source for a GI table that is the most accurate/detailed/trustworthy? Many thanks.

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RonBurgundy 0 · March 15, 2014 at 7:04 PM

I should add that I'm only trying to compare vegetables and starches really.

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by 53 · about 8 hours ago

I'm confused about weight gain. So, say someone has a super healthy diet, and they eat 1 brownie a day for a month will they gain weight? Say they don't work out...I know if they worked out this generally wouldn't be a problem. I just don't get... (more)

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ramaboo 0 · March 27, 2014 at 6:12 PM

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by 188 · about 8 hours ago

I have read some experiences online from two diabetics that have seen a spike in blood sugar after consuming yacon syrup yet no one has confirmed that it doesn't spike blood sugar anecdotally (aside from some journals which I don't trust). Can... (more)

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danno 0 · January 25, 2014 at 5:45 PM

Yeah I would buy a glucometer if I didn't live in Latin America. Interesting that you've read stevia raises insulin, do you mind sharing some references for that? I found out that the two anecdotal references I'm referring to were using yacon... (more)

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by 2904 · about 8 hours ago

I've had at least 5 separate labs in the past 3 years for a variety of bloodwork and I have no insulin resistance or metabolic syndrome.

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raydawg 0 · November 05, 2013 at 12:41 PM

The type of insulin resistance experienced on low carb isn't the same as in diabetes. It's an attempt to spare enough glucose for brain cells and red blood cells, in this case, muscle ignore insulin as a signal to accept glucose, and instead... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I'm finally accepting that just cause something has been around for centuries and may be from nature that we shouldn't consume it. For example, avocados or milk. I'm starting to have an eating disorder to have clear skin. The amount of stress... (more)

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Matt_61 0 · October 11, 2013 at 8:27 PM

Eat the potato with some protein and plenty of fat and it won't spike your blood sugar as bad, And kids might not have what you consider hormone problems from it (mostly because their hormones aren't raging like they do in teens), but they... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I'm starting to become paranoid about what I eat...I mean I just started eat more healthy saturated fat and greatly limiting my omega 6 content, but still! I have read the theories on how high GI foods cause acne from spiking insulin, but how... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I'm starting to become paranoid about what I eat...I mean I just started eat more healthy saturated fat and greatly limiting my omega 6 content, but still! I have read the theories on how high GI foods cause acne from spiking insulin, but how... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · September 15, 2013 at 2:55 PM

you need to chillax with the multiple posts on the same topic every few hours. your asking questions people cannot answer, just fix your diet until the problem stops. if you get to a ideal diet and the problem persists then seek professional... (more)

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by 88 · about 8 hours ago

Hey there everyone- I've asked questions (actually just one) similar to this in the past, but I never really got the answer I was looking for- My question relates very simply to insulin sensitivity and testosterone levels. The question... (more)

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by 144 · about 8 hours ago

Heaps of information on how carbs are processed in the body; turned to sugar, stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles, stored as fat if we have too much glycogen in liver and muscles... But what about fat? What is the process there? Does it... (more)

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Britt_1 0 · September 05, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Both fatty acids and glucose are converted into acetyl CoA and then go through the exact same process in the mitochondria to produce ATP (energy).

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by 91 · about 8 hours ago

I recently just read the Perfect Health Diet and for those of you that are familiar with it I need some advice as soon as possible. I am about to come off a 8 day water fast which I will probably never do again. And I am planning on breaking the... (more)

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Mash 0 · August 30, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Why not break your fast with a meal of meat and green vegetables, then start reintroducing starchy vegetables in subsequent meals.

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by 2303 · about 8 hours ago

The past week I have had an onset of new symptoms. Around the same time every day (8am, then at 10am) I get the really weak, dizzy, anxious, cold hands (ice!), headache. I started testing my blood sugar: Waking up 6am: 3.2mmol/l After... (more)

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Andrew_28 0 · August 27, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Obviously, there are many factors to evaluate and everyone's different. I'm not exactly sure where you are in your paleo diet, but I have suffered from hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) and feeling dizzy too. My dizzy spells started long before I... (more)

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by 60 · about 8 hours ago

I was reading a post on this website by Stephen Ross called "the ultimate hack" that included a number of studies linking poor insulin sensitivity to various health conditions. Now I'm wondering how related insulin sensitivity is to conditions... (more)

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by 215 · about 8 hours ago

Here's the link to the page http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsweek/Glycemic_index_and_glycemic_load_for_100_foods.htm I thought that fat slowed digestion so that the glucose from the lactose enters your bloodstream slower? (more)

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Mscott 0 · August 02, 2013 at 12:02 AM

The resource they're drawing their information from is multiple studies using different subjects and thus different glycemic responses are to be expected. It's good for rough estimates of the glycemic index of foods, but not for close comparisons.... (more)

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by 28 · about 8 hours ago

I need to switch back to high carb but still adhering to Paleo. However, despite gradually increasing from 100g of carbs to 200-300 I still lack energy and mental acuity. Even after a day of eating white rice, potatoes and fruit, I feel worse. I... (more)

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Kevin_38 0 · July 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM

I suspect there's more going on here than blood sugar dysregulation. Are you actually testing your postprandial glucose levels or just going by feeling?

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by 45 · about 8 hours ago

In February, I gave in to supplements and began taking 50mg zinc daily. My skin looked amazing: acne disappeared and skin became smooth. In May I stopped taking the pills because I don't think this form of zinc is healthy. I began eating 200... (more)

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elf27 0 · June 20, 2013 at 3:23 PM

what kind of "acne" are we talking? Is it all over your body and face? cheeks, forehead, mouth area, neck or body? Concentrated in one or two of those areas more than others? Is your acne pustules? cysts? small bumps that are not visible until... (more)

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by 2407 · about 8 hours ago

So, was hoping to start a list of all known supplements, foods, activities, and techniques to increases insulin sensitivity. Fire away.

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thhq 0 · June 17, 2013 at 3:43 AM

Last year my insulin resistance (LPIR) was extremely low. Possible causes: -healthy weight, constant within 5 lbs. -high seafood diet, especially high in clams and oysters. -daily exercise, averaging 3 hours/day walking or biking. -daily... (more)

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by 45 · about 8 hours ago

I'm 23, female, and I've had a very low sex drive for the past five years. It used to be quite high. I think things started going downhill when I developed binge eating disorder and depression at age 17. I'm insulin resistant and I wonder if... (more)

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EnglishRose 0 · June 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I think it may depend on your weight. Get your BMI down to about 22 or something like that and you might feel sexy again. Also get enough sleep. Read porn or erotica - lots of women do. However does it matter if it's low? You're 23 so quite young... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Hello - I am insulin resistant, ketogenic paleo, 35 year old woman. I have 15-30 pounds to lose. I lost the first 10 after going keto but now it won't budge. Doesn't matter what I do - lower carbs, higher, more exercise, couch potato, weights -... (more)

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August 0 · June 05, 2013 at 8:23 PM

The insulin resistance is very likely due to being ketogenic. When you are on a ketogenic diet, the liver still puts glucose out into the blood for the brain. Now, this glucose would not get to the brain were it not for insulin resistance. This... (more)

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